Now, when it comes to colour palettes I have very transitional taste. I love to keep the colours neutral and calming, choosing to mix textures and shapes, modern with classic, and having fun with accessories that can easily be changed (a lot of it DIY/upcycled – hence why I’ve set up a blog so I can share them with you lovely people!). This is my style, it’s what I’m drawn to and what keeps me calm and happy, but it’s also practical. Few people have endless pots of gold to continuously change large items in their home as seasons and moods change, right? Here it is ready for Autumn – Fall:

To add interest and personality I had fun with the accessories, which are easily changeable. When planning the space I knew I wanted to have room on the worktop for a pretty vignette, which I created at the start of the peninsula. I also had an electric point put on the wall there so I can put a table lamp there at some point.

Here’s my Peninsula board where you can gain more inspiration:

I’ve noticed a trend in my Pinterest boards, aside from the usual transitional colours and shaker style, that I’m drawn to Chinoiserie, Chinese and East Asian pieces, like my large pierced ceramic jar filled with flowers, dried willow branches from my parents’ garden and the traditional blue and white ginger jar. I mixed in the Diptyque candle with its modern graphics (plus it smells divine) and put the small jar on the interesting shape and texture of an agate slice with DIY gold leaf edging.

I love how the chrome Sputnik lightcontrasts the traditional elements. The cushions around the banquette add texture, colour and pattern that can be switched out when we fancy a change; the floral pattern ones are Ted Baker from Homesense, as are the velvet olive green ones, and the dalmatian print ones which I ADORE took me so long to find.

Finally, there is a fair amount of chrome in this kitchen so to add interest I wanted to throw a bit of gold in there too; I toyed with brushed gold cupboard handles but decided I may get bored of them fairly quickly and so instead I included it in the details on my beautiful cowhide bar stool, agate slice edging and my DIY acrylic painting. You can check out the cup handles and knobs here.

Our kitchen is transitional in its style and in the way it works for our family, and we truly love it. I hope you do too! You can follow my Kitchen Decor board here:

Please tag @ohsokel and use #OSKinspired on Instagram if you create something after seeing this post. I’d love to see the results!

Until next time,

OSK xx

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